April 4, 2013 |
The long NBA season is taking its toll on Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. "It's a true grind, man," said Kidd-Gilchrist, a native of Somerdale, Camden County. "A lot of traveling and stuff like that. But it's a true grind. " Kidd-Gilchrist, the second overall pick in last year's NBA draft, has played in 70 games this season. Over the last two seasons, he played 67 games combined as a freshman at Kentucky and at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. The 19-year-old is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the 76ers in Charlotte.
April 2, 2013 |
The Charlotte Bobcats were denied their 18th overall victory when they played the 76ers Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. But despite the 100-92 setback, it was a special homecoming for four Bobcats. Third-year shooting guard Gerald Henderson Jr., whose father Gerald is a former Sixer, grew up in Blue Bell and attended Episcopal Academy. Rookie forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a native of Somerdale, Camden County. Assistant coach Dan Leibovitz is a Philadelphian who attended Episcopal and had assistant coaching stints at Penn and Temple.
April 1, 2013 |
It really is how you finish. Jrue Holiday, who had three points after three quarters, scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers to a 100-92 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in front of 16,764 fans. The victory gave the Sixers (30-43) their third three-game winning streak of the season. Evan Turner led the Sixers with 22 points. Spencer Hawes finished with 19, Thaddeus Young and Damien Wilkins both scored 15, and Young grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sixers.
March 31, 2013 |
Jrue Holiday wanted to finish strong. Like his 76ers teammates, Holiday had been in the huddle midway through the fourth quarter when coach Doug Collins admonished them about their inability to win the second game of back-to-backs. So Holiday, who had struggled to score just three points through three quarters, ratcheted his game up in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of his 14 points to lead the 76ers to a 100-92 victory over the lowly Charlotte Hornets in front of 16,764 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
March 18, 2013 |
The Boston Celtics had six players in double figures to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 105-88, Saturday night for their 11th straight win at home. Kevin Garnett sat out with a strained left thigh muscle, but the Celtics had more than enough to down the Bobcats for the first time in three meetings this season. Avery Bradley scored 13 and Courtney Lee had 12 points and five assists, and Paul Pierce had 14 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter. Two of the Bobcats' NBA-low 14 wins came against the Celtics, including a 100-74 blowout in Charlotte on Tuesday.
February 10, 2013 |
It isn't often that a player on a 10-day contract catches the eye of a team and hangs around. The 76ers have already used a pair each on two players, Maalik Wayns and Shelvin Mack, and in each instance the Sixers said goodbye. But after an impressive night against a not-too-impressive team, is Jeremy Pargo showing he can defy the odds? Pargo, who had been waiting for teams to call him after being released by Cleveland Jan. 22, suited up for the Sixers for the first time Saturday and played more than 29 minutes in an 87-76 victory over the lowly Charlotte Bobcats in front of 15,048 at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 9, 2013 |
Things began so promisingly for the Charlotte Bobcats this season. But as they prepare for Saturday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers, the struggles of last season have resurfaced on a team that has a distinct Philadelphia area flavor. Last year, the Bobcats went 7-59 in the shortened NBA season. But with an infusion of enthusiasm from first-year coach Mike Dunlap this season, Charlotte got off to a 7-5 start, matching last season's win total in just 12 games. Since then, however, Charlotte has gone 4-32 heading into Friday's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
January 19, 2013 |
Stefanie Ulmer hit a layup as time expired to lift Franklin Towne Charter over Engineering & Science, 32-31, in a Public League girls' basketball game Friday. With Engineering & Science trailing, 30-29, Aaliyah Worley hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to put the Engineers ahead by a point. With 0.7 of a second remaining, Ulmer caught an inbounds pass under the basket and converted a layup as the buzzer sounded. Ulmer finished the game with 21 points and nine rebounds.